(1) Short for data access objects, objects that work with the Jet database engine. DAO objects are generally created with Visual Basic. Once created, a DAO object can be accessed and manipulated by any application that can use the Jet engine. This includes all of the applications in Microsoft Office, such as MS-Word, MS-Access, and Excel.
(2) Short for disk at once, a method of recording to CD-R disks in which all data is written in a single session.
Short for Direct Access Storage Device, and pronounced daz-dee, another name for disk drive in the world of mainframes.
Acronym for digital audio tape, a type of magnetic tape that uses a scheme called helical scan to record data. A DAT cartridge is slightly larger than a credit card in width and height and contains a magnetic tape that can hold from 2 to 24 gigabytes of data. It can support data transfer rates […]
Short for Database 2, a family of relational database products offered by IBM. DB2 provides an open database environment that runs on a wide variety of computing platforms. A DB2 database can grow from a small single-user application to a large multi-user system. Using SQL, users can obtain data simultaneously from DB2 and other databases. […]
Short for database administrator is is the title given to the person responsible for managing many aspects of a database including archiving, performance, security, testing, and other tasks.
- DBA dashboard
The SQL Server DBA dashboard tool is both a DBA and a TSQL programmer tool. The main goal of this tool is to allow DBAs and programmers to quickly identify performance, SQL Agent and disk space issues associated with a single instance of SQL Server. The dashboard tool can be installed and run against any […]